The Leavenworth Case
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recording of "The Leavenworth Case", by Anna Katharine Green.
Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Anna Katharine Green was one of the first female mystery writers to publish under her own name. She was never very successful as an author, but the technical excellence of her books caused several law schools to use The Leavenworth Case as a textbook in some of their classes, as an example of how misleading circumstantial evidence can be.
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June 18, 2014
Excellent detective story and great narration!
I very much enjoyed this well written detective story. The narrator did a wonderful job with her clear voice, lack of pronunciation errors, and clean recording (no background noise!). If you like detective stories, I would recommend that you listen to The Leavenworth Case.
Also, I rarely give a recording 5 stars. Either the book has to be superb or the reader has to be superb for me to even consider it. In this case, both the story and the reader were so good, I felt that 4 stars would be doing them an injustice.
July 21, 2011
Hit me out of left field
I enjoyed the story - Kirsten Ferreri is an excellent reader and very easy to listen to.
Lot of things weaving in and out here, but even so, I thought the ending came totally out of left field.
March 18, 2010
I have listened to this book 3x now, it is very good. The hero of the story finds himself in love with the person accused of the murder of her uncle, but the crime doesn't make sense. There seems to be no motive. The desire to save her makes him dig in attempt to find the truth, since his beloved will not tell him anything, but refuses to speak.
The story has lots of twists and turns, and I like the reader, her voice is very soothing, and her recordings are top-notch, no background sounds or anything of that type. Definitely give this book a listen, you won't regret it.
December 3, 2009
Made me an AKG fan
I really enjoyed this story. It was one of those stories where you kept wondering who the bad guy was. Well written and kept me hooked from the start. The narration was good as well. Highly recomend.